Lyon score again and have time to take advantage of their numerical superiority

Decisive Lopes in the corner kick

Nice air outlet off Dawson.

OL is a bit more active with the ball

It’s tough against the 10 Hammers, but we have to keep offering and be technically fairer.

it’s stripe time

We don’t see it, but the game stops and the camera doesn’t move.


And it is still Tetê who is decisive, who eliminates and crosses in front of the goal. Areola pushes towards Ndombele’s feet. 1-1!

Enter Toko Ekambi and Tetê

Faivre, transparent, and Boateng, catastrophic, yield. Mendes and Aouar go down one step each.

Lopes annoys Antonio!

And that was necessary when OL again conceded a block and Bowen’s cross was nearly taken by the West Ham striker.

Ndombele sends a superb half volley from distance

But it’s a bit too much on the outside of the foot and it leaks off the frame. The atmosphere is in any case boiling, except on the Lyon bench that seems extinct.


The stadium explodes! But this goal is given: the first counterattack comes from a missed shot by Paquetá who had no reason to shoot, then Gusto misses his recovery and finally benefits Bowen whose shot is deflected out of Lopes’ reach. 1-0!

Attack-defense at the beginning of the second half

OL are in the opposite field, as expected. It will be necessary to do better than the centers to disrupt the English defense, a priori.

Here we go again !

A change at half-time: full-back Johnson replaces Benrahma, still the most prominent Londoner.

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It’s rest! 0-0!

Moyes is given a yellow card because he is angry about Cresswell being sent off. In fact, West Ham will finish 10 against 11, and OL must take advantage of this to make the difference! The first half was handled well by Lyonnais, although sometimes they lacked speed in the last third and you have to be careful on counterattacks.

Emerson’s free kick is deflected for a corner by the barrier

All the better, it wasn’t shot very well. The corner does nothing either.


Dembélé is thrown deep by Aouar and hooked by the London defender in front of the surface!

Benrahma is standing today

The side dizzy Gusto, although the OL block had time to come back. The Algerian is one of the main dangers in the West Ham side at the moment, with Antonio holding the ball well in the middle.

Emerson may be rushing too fast to launch a long-range counterattack.

However, he had partners. The corner kick was easily missed by the defender.

Face to face between Emerson and Fredericks

It lasts only a second before they separate, after a large intervention from the Hammer.

Boateng still on the ground

There is probably experience there as well, as he completely missed the ball on a clearance and hit Benrahma.

OL are suffering more and more

Fornals’ long balls in particular quickly dislodge the block.

Rice crushes his shot too much after a low corner

It could still have been dangerous, as the ball crosses the crowded surface, but Lopes calmly captures.

Ndombele tries the shot from distance

The point is lost, but it is a solution to unblock the situation.

Taste meets the most advanced Lyonnais

And a good twenty meters, after a very fast climb. The winger finally looks up and has to stop to wait for his teammates.

Contentious action on Aouar

The VAR does not intervene, but there was a clash in the area.

OL they are still well into

He just lacks something up front, where Dembélé isn’t always technically inspired, and doesn’t always follow him enough.

It’s a race!

The OL besieges the opponent’s area, but with a long ball Antonio finds himself in a scoring situation in a matter of seconds. Lukeba makes a flawless entrance!


Benrahma dives deep and comes out with perfect running control. Gusto prevents him from refocusing and forces the Algerian to hit from a tight angle, well repelled by Lopes.

Good start to the match against Lyon

We feel the European experience, since the game takes place almost exclusively in the field of the hammer.


Emerson fakes the center and moves Paquetá. The Brazilian’s retreating center is taken by Dembélé. He passes, perhaps being countered by Zouma, but there are six meters.

Aouar also misses his center from the left

But the Lyonnais begin to deploy their forces, with Paquetá hitting in the center and Dembélé supporting.

Gusto center too long

This is the first action where OL manages to get the ball to the ground.

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He went away !

It starts at the London Stadium!

The players are on the pitch.

The Europa League anthem is less passionate than the Champions League one (and there are no extra words), but we can feel the tension ahead of this big game.

the bubbles flew

It was time for the West Ham anthem, after an LED show in an already very warm atmosphere. OL will need your European experience.

West Ham had been waiting 41 years for a European quarter-final

And it’s in the air! In 1981, the London club was knocked out of the Cup Cup by Dinamo Tbilisi (USSR), who won the competition against FC Carl Zeiss Iena (GDR) in the final. Classic.

OL with Paquetá and Dembélé

The composition of the OL:

Lopes – Gusto, Boateng, Lukeba, Emerson – Aouar, Thiago Mendes, Ndombele, Faivre – Lucas Paquetá, M.Dembélé


Pollersbeck, Bonnevie, Denayer, Toko Ekambi, Kadewere, Henrique, Dubois, Tetê, Da Silva, Reine-Adélaïde, B. Barcola

The composition of West Ham:

Areola–Fredericks, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell–soucek, Rice, Fornals–Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma


Fabianski, Randolph, Coufal, Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Noble, I. Diop, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Alese, Perkins

Returning to the X factor of OL?

Surprise recruit from the Ukrainian club Donetsk, the Brazilian tea He already played his first minutes in Ligue 1 against Angers. Better yet, the 22-year-old winger scored the winner in the dying seconds against SCO.

A successful entry into play that arouses great expectation in Lyon but also caution from Peter Bosz. Tetê can still gain some minutes on the pitch this Thursday against West Ham in call europe.

Bosz’s secrets about his playing philosophy

Peter Bosz landed at OL at the beginning of the season and the team is beginning to show the foot of the Dutch coach after several difficult months. Still fighting for Europe in Ligue 1, Lyon also dreams of going as far as possible in the Europa League. A ticket to the quarterfinals goes through a good game on Thursday. That works out fine Peter Bosz he wants to see his players play attacking, attractive and dominant football, as he explained in an interview for RMC Sport.

“It is always the result that is most important. But I am convinced that we can put both in their place,” said the coach of the Lyon team. You can win with a form that is offensive, attractive and dominant. It is possible but it is not easy. When you play with a lot of space behind your back, it’s not easy and it’s a different way of playing. Clubs like Barça, Manchester City or Liverpool play like this today and I like to see clubs like that.”

Good morning to all,

Starting at 9:00 p.m. OL West Ham Challenge at the London Stadium in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals. Lost by Porto in the previous round, the Rhône club does not lack ambition against the sixth in the Premier League.

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